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July 06, 2009


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As a former colleague in the museum world, I can speak for many of us who were sad to see Terence leave. However, reading this blog gives me great satisfaction because it's clear that Terence will be energizing the poetry world through the same insightful and humorous lens.

Based on his review of Sherman Alexie, it looks as if Terence has found a like-minded poet, and whether it's Native American or Irish American humor with a sting, it's a shot in the arm that can get the day going.


Terrific photos, and I couldn't agree more: "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious": what a felicitous way of putting it.

Some lovely insights here, offered with the lightest touch. Thank you for providing the wonderful reading by Nora Danhauer, and for reminding me to go back and read Alexie's poem in the New Yorker.

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